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Mobile District Releases Feasibility Report for Okaloosa County, Florida

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, Mobile District
Published Jan. 15, 2021

MOBILE, Ala. – On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District (USACE), released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (FR) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Okaloosa County, Florida for a 30-day public review and comment period. The purpose of the project is to reduce damages caused by wind-generated and tide-generated waves and currents by stabilizing or restoring the eroded shoreline.

As residents of Okaloosa County are aware, the region’s shoreline is at high risk and vulnerability due to coastal storms, most recently from Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm that caused major damage to the region in 2018. In response to the storm impacts, Congress appropriated funding for this study in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123), at full Federal expense.

The Draft Integrated FR/EA and appendices are available for download at https://www.sam.usace.army.mil/Missions/Planning-Environmental/Environmental-Assessments/ beginning on January 15, 2021. The digitized files may be requested on a compact disc by writing to:

Commander, Mobile District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attn: PD-EC (Okaloosa County EA)

P.O. Box 2288

Mobile AL 36628-0001

The public review and comment period will conclude on February 16, 2021. Comments should be submitted by one of the following means:

  • By letter to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Mobile District

Attn: PD-EC (Okaloosa County EA)

P.O. Box 2288

Mobile AL 36628-0001

“The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for Okaloosa County presents the results of USACE's environmental analysis for the Tentatively Selected Plan,” said Cesar Yabor, Mobile District’s Chief of Public Affairs. “The report encapsulates the work efforts by Mobile District's teams of professionals in engineering, economic, environmental, and real estate investigations.”

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With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award-winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.

 

     

 


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